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  • Colors In The Painting
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    When I first looked at this painting, I thought to myself, 'It's boring. It's boring to look at. Why paint a picture of an empty bedroom?' However, once I started looking at all the elements, my mind changed. Van Gogh's use of line really gives depth and character to the piece. The first line that caught my eye was the line outlining the bottom of the bed. The strong stroke really gives you a sense of distance between the bottom of the frame and the floor. Had it been a thin line like those to d...
  • Images In The Painting
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    The painting I chose to critique is Interior with a Book. This painting was instantly appealing to me. The painting focuses on an empty chair in a room next to a table. On top of the table there is a cup closest to the chair. Next to that there is an open book, and on the right edge of the painting there is an empty plate on the table. If you look out the window, you will see a big green field. The reason this painting was so appealing to was because this field looks like a golf course to me. I ...
  • Painting By Claude Oscar Monet
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    On a Sunday morning I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I saw many amazing, interesting and beautiful paintings and sculptures. As I was walking around, I spotted a painting by Claude Oscar Monet. This painting was called "Terrace at Sainte-Adresse", which is also known as the "Garden at Sainte-Adresse". Since I was so interested in this painting scenery, I approached someone who worked there and asked questions about it. Claude Monet was the best-known painter of the French Impressionist ...
  • Paintings At Mus
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    Several years ago when I was ten I had an opportunity to travel to France. I went to a few museums which I liked including The Louvre and The Pompidou Center. The museum I found most interesting was Mus " ee D' Orsay. All the paintings at Mus " ee D' Orsay were impressionist paintings. Claude Monet was the artist who intrigued me the most. What I liked particularly about his paintings was a lot of them consisted of his wife and his son. My absolute favorite painting was Woman with a Parasol. The...
  • Flat Surface Look
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    Giotto was born near Florence, Italy, the son of a poor farmer. According to legend, the young Giotto was tending a flock of sheep one day. To pass time, he began to sketch one of the sheep with rough, pointed stone on a smooth surface of rock. As he was drawing, the famous artist Cibuiue happened to come by. The artist was so impressed by the boys talent that he invited Giotto to go and live with him in Florence and study art. He rejected the offer becase he said he had to stay at the farm to h...
  • Grainstacks In His Series Paintings
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    Claude Monet: Grainstack (Sunset) Claude Monet's Grainstack (Sunset) is the painting I chose from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Monet was an impressionist painter in France, and did most of his work at his home at Giverny. Impressionism got is name from a painting that Monet painted, Impression Sunrise. Impressionist paintings are put into a category based on characteristics such as light that draws attention to objects, rough textures, and visual pleasure that the viewer receives upon looking...
  • Painting Monet
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    Art analysis of Water Lilies Have you ever looked at a pond and squinted your eyes? Well if you have you would know exactly how Claude Monet felt. Around the time of this painting Monet was loosing his eyesight. It seems to me that this painting was actually meant to be realistic, Monet just painted what he saw, how he saw it. It's kind of weird how he achieved this fuzzy look, he doesn't use any real hard edges on any of the forms, but they aren't really faded that much either, It could just be...
  • Mothers And Daughters Eyes
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    ART CRITICISM PAPER " The Grafin von Schonfeld with her Daughter" by Elizabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun In the University Of Arizona Museum Of Art, the Pfeiffer Gallery is displaying many art pieces of oil on canvas paintings. These paintings are mostly portraits of people, both famous and not. They are painted by a variety of artists of European decent and American decent between the mid 1700's and the early 1900's. The painting by Elizabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun caught my eye and drew me in to look c...
  • Colors In The Paintings
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    During my second time visiting the museum, I looked at paintings from the 15th and 19th centuries. Two of the art works that I choose is "The Story of Joseph" from the Renaissance period and "The Marketplace" from the modern art period. Both of these paintings were from different time periods but they were also very similar in content and style. The first pieces that I choose were from the Renaissance period. It is titled "The Story of Joseph" by Biagio d' Antonio. The card states that it is Ita...
  • Beautiful Paintings Jackson
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    Matt Fran a Essentials of Art Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock was an American abstract artist born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912. He was the youngest of his five brothers. Even though he was born on a farm, he never milked a cow and he was terrified of horses because he grew up in California. He dropped out of high school at the age of seventeen and proceeded to move to New York City with his older brother, Charles, and studied with Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League. Thomas Benton was alr...
  • Braque's Paintings
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    Georges Braque was a French painter born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, near Paris. He grew up there and in the city of Le Havre where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He began developing his painting skills while working for his father as a house decorator. By 1900 he moved to Paris to purse the study of painting as fine art. In his early works Braques's style was early impressionism. It wasn't until a few years later when he was influenced in the works of well known artists s...
  • Representative Of Degas Tendency For Distortion
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    Degas: Double Images and Distortion Upon first impression one might see a nude as merely the representation of sexual desire. This is true in the instance of the Venus Anadyomne painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (plate 1), a typical representation of the nude in the mid-to-late 1800's. However, in the case of Edgar Degas, whose nudes are often sensually portrayed, the sexual nature of the nude is not the only message of the painting. Carol M. Armstrong said, the female nude has been linke...
  • Contrast Of The Whole Painting
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    Salvador Dali was a very important Spanish painter. He was born on May 11, 1904 in Figueras, Spain. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid and was expelled from the academy for indiscipline reasons in 1923. He as also a sculptor, graphic artist and a jewelry designer. His unusual pictures made him one of the most publicized figures in modern art. Dali passed through many phases of art. He painted his art in Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting, and he joined the Surrealists in 19...
  • Picassos Paintings During The Rose Period
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    Pablo Picasso is well known for colorful abstract paintings. His unique talent of creating a painting that may not look like real life, but has a deeper meaning, has been copied my many other modern painters. Picasso had many different styles of paintings during his life. Art historians have separated his life into different periods. The periods include: The blue period, the rose period, cubism, and late works. The blue and rose periods were similar, because Picasso used certain colors in his pa...
  • Similar To The Dutch Genre Paintings
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    During this last semester I enjoyed learning about the Dutch and their ideas within their artworks. The best part of the Dutch artwork is the genre paintings. These paintings are like a story or a picture book that show's the lifestyle of the people during that period. These paintings depicts their environment, entertainment, lifestyle, cloths, work, and society; in other words the everyday life style. The two paintings which I have chosen are Dutch paintings from the 17th century. These two pai...
  • Square And Looks
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    Earthly Couplets The man is very aged, and his eyes are black. He is very sad Thanatos. There is no life, no vitality; he is starring blankly into space. He looks like you would expect a Holocaust victim to look like. Maybe he just saw his family murdered. He is also thin, he might have been starved and this adds to his lifeless appearance. His shirt is an old, dirty, collared. He might have been wearing it since the SS came and took him to the ghetto. His hands are worn, callused, and cut. He a...
  • Looks Like A Painting With Every Gesture
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    Essay #1 Gesture has played a very crucial role in the development of modern art. The gestures alone can tell us which time period a painting is from. In such paintings like, The Night Cafe and The Scream, gesture shows us what kind of message we should be getting when observing the paintings. The gesture shows us how we are supposed to be feeling, agitated and having a sense of isolation and fear. In many other works of art gesture has played a very important role. It tells us what the artist w...
  • Of Hopper's Paintings
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    Edward Hopper was born in the small Hudson River town of Nyack, in New York, on 22 July 1882. He lived in a middle-class family who owned a dry goods shop where he worked when he was a boy. By the time he was 17 he had decided to be an Artist, but his parents persuaded him to begin by studying commercial illustration, which they thought was a more secure career path to take. He began studying at the New York School of Illustrating, but a year later transferred to the New York School of Art where...
  • Middle Of The Painting
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    This is a painting done by William Harnett. The name of this portrait is called "A Smoke Backstage". This is an trompe l'oeil painting. The painting is made to look real. It's french for "fool the eye". Paintings like this impress me because they look real. It's dimensions are 7" 8.5". Some of the elements I'll be talking about are line, shape, texture, color, emphasis, and movement. These aspects are covered in chapter four and five. The first element of art I will be telling about is line. In ...
  • Saint George Killing The Dragon
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    Rui a Mohammad 10/24/03 Two Paintings The two paintings that I seen at the art institute of Chicago were Saint Martin and the beggar and Saint George killing the Dragon. Saint Martin and the beggar was by El Greco and it was done on 1597. Saint George Killing the dragon was done by Martorell was done in 1430. El Greco did this painting on oil and canvas that had a wooden strip added at the bottom. The image of Martin and the horse and the beggar are positioned in the foreground. Even if the colo...

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